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Tel code: 01653 | code search
Postcode: YO62 | code search
Population: 700
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The North Yorkshire village of Hovingham is to be found in the Howardian Hills, a few miles to the south of the A170 and the North York Moors National Park. It is a village with those two vital amenities needed to give a rural settlement a heart and a soul: a good village pub, and a parish church. The Malt Shovel offers food as well as more liquid refreshment. All Saints’ Church provides a historical backcloth to the village, with a Saxon tower, doorway and wheel cross proof this is an ancient settlement. Going further back still evidence of Roman occupation has been found nearby. There are two contrasting attractions for visitors to Hovingham: a hall and a shed. Hovingham Hall is a Palladian building constructed according to his own design by Thomas Worsley, between 1750 and 1780. Either because of his love of equestrianism, or because this was to Worsley’s own design, the entrance is through the riding school. The ground in front of the house has been used for many cricket matches where top players have performed – in 1858 an All England team beat 22 players drawn from the village. In more recent times the greats of many Yorkshire sides have played there thanks to the fourth Sir William Worsley, one time captain and president of the county’s cricket club. The Hall is still a family home, and is only open for very limited periods – check if planning a visit. The shed is The Shed, a venue situated in the village for various innovative arts events, especially poetry and music, attracting creative talents from all over the country and beyond. Within ten miles of the village there are the market towns of Malton and Pickering, as well as a great range of historic properties: Nunnington Hall; Castle Howard; Newburgh Priory; and Duncombe Park.


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Malt Shovel
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Worsley Arms Hotel (0.25 miles)

Worsley Arms Hotel
The Worsley Arms Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel that offers good quality accommodation in an exquisite country house setting with open log fires, stylish furnishings, and a warm inviting welcome
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Worsley Arms Hotel (The) (0.30 miles)

Worsley Arms Hotel (The)

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Built in 1841 as a Georgian Spa Hotel, the Worsley Arms offers an exquisite, timeless country house setting with open log fires and stylish furnishings.
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Slingsby Hall (1.94 miles)

Slingsby Hall

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Slingsby Hall is a family home offering quality Bed & Breakfast with a personal touch. Set in five acres of beautiful gardens it is the ideal location to use as ... More

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The Fairfax Arms Country Inn (3.31 miles)

The Fairfax Arms Country Inn
Nestled in the beautiful Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Fairfax Arms is located in the picturesque village of Gilling East. With roots as a coaching inn in the seventeenth century, this ... More | visit website
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Thirklewood House (3.33 miles)

Thirklewood House

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Thirklewood House compromises a private house offering bed & breakfast accommodation. Nestled within expansive gardens in the North York Moors National Park - just three miles from Helmsley, twenty-one miles ... More


Pheasant Hotel (3.88 miles)

Pheasant Hotel

The hotel, established from what was at one time the village blacksmiths, two cottages and the shop, has been renovated and extended to make a very comfortable Country Hotel with 12 bedrooms, all with private ... More

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Cresswell Arms (4.56 miles)

Cresswell Arms

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A traditional English Inn with modern rooms close to the north york moors and Castle Howard, Whitby, and Scarborough. Fine cask ales and fine dining and large car park.

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The Cresswell Arms (4.56 miles)

The Cresswell Arms
The Cresswell Arms is a classic stone built inn dating back to the 1800s when it was flanked by a blacksmith and a butcher. It is situated on the B1257 road between Helmsley ... More | visit website
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Habton House (5.06 miles)

Habton House
Habton House is a Grade II listed farmhouse providing luxury bed & breakfast close to Malton, Pickering & Castle Howard. Nestled in the unspoilt hamlet of Little Habton this stunning farmhouse makes an ideal retreat ... More | visit website
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Plumpton Court (5.60 miles)

Plumpton Court
Come and enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of our fully central heated Guest House where your care and comfort are our main priorities.

Built in the 17th Century, the House is situated in the ... More | visit website

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